Anmien Siedlung : Garching, Germany
As housing becomes more of a global issue, we, as designers, should strive to create the most habitable, open, and flexible residential developments as possible. Anmien Siedlung is a project just North of Munich that integrates the idea of home within a large scale housing development. The concept of home – essential to dwelling – is reimagined and reinterpreted to develop a new organizational method of living. The buildings are composed of vertical and horizontal houses that are paired and arranged to capture large public parks while incorporating the German idea of Hofe within the structures to create communal areas for the residents. The site, located at the confluence of agriculture, research, industry, and city, is designed to accommodate the lives of the tenants and the general populace throughout different stages of their life cycle.